7 July 1993 High-latitude ion transport and energetic explorer (HI-LITE): a mission to investigate ion outflow from the high-latitude ionosphere
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The proposed HI-LITE Explorer will investigate the global ion outflow from the high-latitude ionosphere, its relationship to auroral features, and the consequences of this outflow on magnetospheric processes. The unique nature of the HI-LITE Explorer images will allow temporal and spatial features of the global ion outflow to be determined. The mission's scientific motivation comes from the fundamental role high-latitude ionospheric ions play in the dynamics of the solar wind driven magnetospheric-ionospheric system. These outflows are a major source of plasma for the magnetosphere and it is believed they play an important role in the triggering of substorms. In addition this paper describes the HI-LITE spacecraft and instruments.
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Mark F. Smith, Mark F. Smith, Federico A. Herrero, Federico A. Herrero, Michael Hesse, Michael Hesse, Daniel N. Baker, Daniel N. Baker, Peter A. Bochsler, Peter A. Bochsler, Peter Wurz, Peter Wurz, Hans Balsiger, Hans Balsiger, Supriya Chakrabarti, Supriya Chakrabarti, Gary Erickson, Gary Erickson, Daniel M. Cotton, Daniel M. Cotton, Thomas S. Stephen, Thomas S. Stephen, Claude A. J. Jamar, Claude A. J. Jamar, Jean-Claude Gerard, Jean-Claude Gerard, Stephen A. Fuselier, Stephen A. Fuselier, Arthur G. Ghielmetti, Arthur G. Ghielmetti, Stephen B. Mende, Stephen B. Mende, William K. Peterson, William K. Peterson, Edward G. Shelley, Edward G. Shelley, Richard R. Vondrak, Richard R. Vondrak, Dennis L. Gallagher, Dennis L. Gallagher, Thomas E. Moore, Thomas E. Moore, Craig Pollock, Craig Pollock, Roger Arnoldy, Roger Arnoldy, Michael Lockwood, Michael Lockwood, Randy Gladstone, Randy Gladstone, } "High-latitude ion transport and energetic explorer (HI-LITE): a mission to investigate ion outflow from the high-latitude ionosphere", Proc. SPIE 2008, Instrumentation for Magnetospheric Imagery II, (7 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147643; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147643


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